Saturday, April 12, 2014

Best of the Valley 2014

The Best of the Valley Quilt Show wrapped up another successful show last weekend.
I took a few pics of our customers' best work to share with you. 
I love seeing how our creative quilty friends use our fabric.
Check out all those ribbons!




































This show is completely staffed by local quilt-loving volunteers. They put on an amazing show!
And they really know how to treat their vendors!
For more information so you can join us next year:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Charlotte M's Quilting Studio

We visited Charlotte M. in Lemoore recently. She has a lovely quilting studio & some very nice quilts hanging in her home.


 Look at the blocks on her design wall - waiting to tell her what color sashing they'd like. 
I suggested red, of course. ;)

She quilts on an HQ 16 on a frame & does beautiful work.






 Much of her work is dedicated to charity.





These lovely pieces are just some of the beauties hanging in her home.
Some are her early works, some are more recent, but all reflect her love of nature & color.


Thanks, Charlotte, for letting us share your inspirational work!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sheri's Eye Candy

Sheri Cates was our featured artist at Downtown Porterville's March Art Walk.
Here is a sampling of her amazing work.


Her paper piecing is amazing.



This is her Master's Degree project. Her Math students were required to do all the calculations necessary, including rescaling individual pieces as well as the entire quilt from full size to a wall hanging.



Her applique is beautiful, too.




Sheri does amazing work. We're so fortunate to have her teaching at Calico Mermaid.